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Christmas, New Year and... networking! Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) This time of the year is absolutely wonderful for seeing friends and family. I for one am writing from Arkansas in the Deep South of the USA, where I am having a soul-satisfying time catching up with people. In my case, many conversations gravitate towards a community-engaging art ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2203 views
New Year's resolutions happen in January... Here's something to do now Post

rom our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Have you heard the phrase ‘work on your business’ as opposed to ‘in’ your business? This phrase is commonly used in the business world, yet not so much in the creative industries. As artists and gallerists are running businesses too, I think we creative industries business owners should embrace this thinking. In ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2504 views
Do your research - and be prepared for others to research you Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) The fish on the bone was perfect. Scott’s, a famous seafood restaurant in Mount Street, was bustling. “Will I leave the restaurant with a new client?” I wondered. It was already a done deal, I just didn’t know it yet. I had met Eric several weeks earlier, and he’d subsequently invited ...

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Mothers Who Rock the Arts - Persistent Action in Practice Post

'Mothers who Create: Persistent Action in Practice', is the final installment in a 3-part article / video short series by Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries. She addresses challenges that parents face when juggling an art practice with parenting.Persistent Action in Practiceby Tamara Gal-OnThe magic ingredient about persistent action is that you are holding the ...

Guest Blog Posts 2560 views
From start-up to veteran: Be open to both learning and teaching Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Many years ago when I was a baby art dealer, I made a big faux pas and upset an experienced art dealer at his private view. Newbie me was very excited at the time, as I had consigned a bronze sculpture for an exhibition in his prestigious St James’s showroom.  So, ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2557 views
Why an artist should keep in touch with the art dealer who said NO Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)A couple of years ago I was introduced to an artist who is the sister of a friend and collector. At a meeting in my Soho gallery, the artist and I viewed her portrait paintings and discussed the subjects and inspirations. The work wasn’t a suitable fit for the gallery, so I ...

Sunday blog - The art world in bite-sized stories 2715 views
Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Resignation Problem: A Be Smart About Art Short Post

'Mothers who Create: The Resignation Problem', is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. Issues with juggling an art practice & motherhood are remarkably common, as our Founder Susan Mumford has discovered from mentoring numerous artists and ...

Guest Blog Posts 2267 views
Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Guilt Problem Post

Do you experience guilt in your art practice? A Be Smart About Art Short. ‘Mothers who Create: The Guilt Problem’, is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. The issue is common for women in the industry, ...

Guest Blog Posts 2515 views
Raffle Winners Announced! Video clip of live draw presenting our 5 new Members Post

We are excited to announce the winner of our Pre-Website Raffle. In the 10 days prior to launching the website, we presented a live count-down on our interactive holding page that listed the days, hours, minutes and seconds to go until the website launched. A big THANK-YOU! to the 41 people who entered the raffle. It was good fun, and ...

BSAA Events, Announcements & Opportunities 2252 views
Why bother keeping the same price for a work of art between an artist's studio and a gallery? Post

(And why keep art prices consistent between multiple galleries?) Art collectors might think that going directly to the artist is a great way to save money. Incorrect. Artists might be tempted to undercut the gallery and to sell directly to clients. Incorrect. Art dealers might think that by selling for less than another gallery, clients will bypass other galleries and ...

The Art World: Essential Insight 2568 views

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